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Cryptic crossword No 28,370


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Across

  1. 7

    VIPs training in it hurtle around circuit the wrong way! (6-3)

  2. 8

    Policeman’s a poser in pictures (5)

  3. 9

    Bridge declaration — going first is one for the old grey cells (9)

  4. 10

    24 makes a journey in the interior (5)

  5. 12

    Old rebel who initiates drugs bust in a hospital? (6)

  6. 13

    24 nurse faces demand from those wanting answers (8)

  7. 16

    24 ending early: transport put on (7)

  8. 19

    Rubbing noses abroad, missionaries converted 24 (7)

  9. 22

    Trade centre stocking some knocked-off 24 (8)

  10. 25

    Perhaps Bruce doubles as 6’s relative (6)

  11. 27

    She hunted, and I shot a 24 (5)

  12. 28

    He’s really missed the combination of today’s themes (9)

  13. 29

    In what’s written, crossword setter’s reduced complicated devices (5)

  14. 30

    Topless rockers opening pipe get punchy with cryptic contrivance (6,3)

Down

  1. 1

    Outlaw receives word that may surprise 24 (6)

  2. 2

    24 compilers will dress with jumper (8)

  3. 3

    Hunt for words in grid? Perhaps reading in, start to see every one (6)

  4. 4

    24’s more sluggish son preferred to daughter (7)

  5. 5

    Pelmanism tests this area where people play everything (6)

  6. 6

    Taking flight from here to America, about to tackle a grid-filling problem (6)

  7. 11

    Passage taken by Greeks to Agora — or from letters to 28 (4)

  8. 14

    Might they be used regularly in Ulmeni? (3)

  9. 15

    24 is zati? You shouldn’t take the odds … (3)

  10. 16

    … where to see punter’s tips for Chepstow and Musselburgh? (3)

  11. 17

    Short fat god (3)

  12. 18

    Mummy bear pours away just a bit (4)

  13. 20

    Engineer maybe suppressing an opening for grease 24 (8)

  14. 21

    It’s found between breasts and rear ends when one goes topless (7)

  15. 23

    Number one is obsessive about, say … (6)

  16. 24

    … mass being sung at the correct pitch (6)

  17. 25

    Awkward jump while skating in Kentucky (6)

  18. 26

    ‘Predated’ now ‘pronated’ because of this boffin (6)



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